Monday, 19 April 2010

Caught Up Yippee!!!!

Over the Easter holidays three of our grandchildren came to stay. It saved me worrying about my Hubby managing to cook, wash up, bathe or really just have anymore accidents. His elbow is giving him quite a lot of pain and he keeps leaning on it when he gets up from a chair. Anyhow he's back at hospital in about 10 days for a progress check. Back to the grandchildren. We had a lovely couple of days. Chocolate cake was in abundance along with butterfly cakes and a first attempt at egg custard(all courtesy of our young grand-daughter). She did a grand job. The garden got tidied and sweet pea seeds were planted by the other two. Even homework was done!!.( The cross-stitch suffers a bit when they are here as I just don't seem able to get any done. ) They all enjoy playing with Playmobil or more to say these days is setting it up and moving characters to the desired places and then looking at it for a while and then putting it all away. We have got loads of it stored away in all sorts of places so they have plenty of choices on what they set up.

Well after a their short stay peace returned and so did the cross stitching. I have been trying to catch up Papillon's ' Castles in the Air' and at last I have managed it. Now all I have to do is to remember to keep a look out for the down loads and not let it get behind again.(We'll just have to wait and see). I am now getting more into it. It's the first time I have ever done a download pattern so it's been quite a challenge for me. I admire anyone that does the large mandalas I think I'd probably get lost in no time at all.




I am getting on quite well with the Christmas SAL and really enjoying them both. The Three Kings is coming along quite nicely, the centre King is almost finished just a few more beads on the lower section of his clothing and then he is complete. Then back to some of the border and the first King. Sometimes the background blue seems to all blend into the background blue stitches and I lose where I'm up too. When I was on the phone to Sew and So the other day they said Mill Hill were bringing out some more Jim Shore designs so I'll have to keep my eyes open for them.

The 'big' Christmas one is the 12 Days of Christmas. I am loving doing this. It is a real challenge. I need to try and complete more than one day a month so that I stand a chance of finishing it before this Christmas. I seem to be doing huge amounts of stitching but great lack of finishes.


Here's the one I 'started a little earlier' and am trying to get finished 'Break Time'. I have spent quite a lot of time doing back stitch and at last I have rolled it on on the frame. I've decided to go for the brown trousers first so here's hoping I don't go nutty doing it. As always with this one Thanks to Jens I've Started so I'll Finish otherwise it would still be in a cupboard.
Mind you I'm still very unsure to what I am going to do with a 42" long cross stitch!!



Until next time. Thanks for calling in. Please leave a comment, it cheers me up. Happy Stitching to you all.

10 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress on all your stitching.

Courtney said...

oh man I have that 12 days of christmas...your pictures are inspiring!!

Jules said...

WOW! Great progress on all of your projects!! I still haven't done much on the Christmas SAL. I may not get a lot done this month or next. Between writing the rest of my thesis and Mother's Day approaching...

AFwife99 said...

I really like the Three Kings, I am a Christmas buff myself. Castles looks really good. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I joined as a follower for yours.

Jess (ILCS)

Ginnie said...

Lots of lovely stitching pics....I especailly like the 12 days of Christmas, which will be so lovely when it's finished.

Siobhan said...

Awww, I miss those Playmobil days with my kids. :) I'd forgotten about them--thanks for prodding the memories.

Your stitching is BEAUTIFUL!!! What gorgeous projects. Lovely, lovely, lovely!

Elaine said...

What a beautiful selection of wips!

Maggie said...

Great progress on your stitching, all your projects are beautiful!

Sounds like you had a great time with your grandchildren:-)

Always smiling said...

Lovely stitching and I read back on your blog and the beading on your Three Kings is amazing, beautifully done. Hope you got more from that store as well as the balloons as you fell they can be sited as being the cause?
Hope you and hubby are healing well.
Happy Stitching

Chris x

too_busy_to_stitch said...

My kids love Playmobil too! I just love those three kings - I've gone mad and bought the new Jim Shore kits from US :) Still thinking about the three kings, and getting more tempted every time I see your progress, lol!